Huntington Beach’s Zimzala Restaurant & Bar is closing to make room for the new island-inspired eatery Pacific Hideaway. Set to open in April 2017, Pacific Hideaway will be designed as modern American restaurant with Asian roots, celebrating island flavors of Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan.
The menu, curated by Executive Chef JT Walker, will feature small, colorful plates—from sushi rice cakes with ahi tuna poke, to fried avocado tacos with tamarind and chiles–and larger plates, such whole Mexican-beer-can chicken, served with salsas, tortillas, and other accoutrements.
Designed as a casual, yet polished and global restaurant, Pacific Hideaway’s signature statement pieces will include roll-up garage doors, a large hand-carved bar depicting ocean waves, an expansive patio and lounge and incredible views of Huntington Beach Pier and the Pacific Ocean. Aesthetic will blend the stylish and modern with pieces that lend soulfulness to the space. Guests will notice vibrant colors, interesting textures, and decor, including unique, hand-crafted finds from Mexico, Indonesia and Japan, with a Southern California vibe present throughout.
Solidifying its intentions as ‘the place to be’ for the best regional and international brews and cocktails, the casual, yet refined bar will offer locals and visitors a great venue for a casual drink or a night out. The bar menu will also incorporate central coast wine, sake, and cocktails utilizing ingredients from global coastlines, such as the Captain Barbosa with Lustau Sherry, Ron Zacapa 23 year aged rum, Ancho Reyes, cinnamon-demerara syrup, and black walnut bitters.
The restaurant will close starting January 9. During the renovation, guests can continue to enjoy a few dishes from Chef JT Walker’s menu and select drinks on the patio. Pacific Hideaway will be located adjacent to Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel at 500 Pacific Coast Hwy, in the heart of Huntington Beach, Calif.